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Trump terms Putin, Xi Jinping and Erdogan as ‘world-class chess player’

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MNA International Desk: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “world-class chess players” and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won’t be able to deal with them if he wins the election, US President Donald Trump told his supporters on Monday. “Listen, one thing I’ve learned: Putin, President Xi of China, Kim Jong Un and Erdogan of Turkey are world-class chess players… They are all dreaming of Joe Biden [as a president],” Trump said, noting that Biden would not be able to work with them as an equal partner because he wasn’t very ...

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Chinese president begins ‘historic’ Myanmar visit

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MNA Editorial Desk: Chinese President Xi Jinping reached Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for a state visit to Myanmar. It is Xi’s first overseas trip this year, and the first visit to the Asian neighbour by a Chinese president after an interval of 19 years. Two Myanmar fighter jets escorted Xi’s plane as it entered the country’s airspace. Myanmar’s First Vice President U Myint Swe and several cabinet ministers warmly welcomed Xi upon his arrival at the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. Myanmar children presented flowers to the Chinese president, and local youths and artists in national costumes performed traditional ...

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World’s longest Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

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MNA International Desk: Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began, reported news agency. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge has cost about $20bn (£15.3bn) and seen several delays. Construction has been dogged by safety issues – at least 18 workers have died on the project, officials say. Mr Xi attended the opening ceremony of the bridge which took place in Zhuhai along with the leaders of Hong Kong and ...

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Xi re-elects as China’s president with no term limits

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MNA International Desk: Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China’s president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve, reported news agency. The National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp legislature, also appointed close Xi ally Wang Qishan to the formerly ceremonial post of vice president. At the Great Hall of the People, Xi, Wang and other officials took turns stepping to the lectern to place their left hands on the constitution and raise their right fists as they delivered an oath swearing loyalty to the constitution, the motherland and the people. Xi, 64, is considered the most powerful ...

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Bangladeshi, Chinese firms signed $13.6 billion in trade

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MNA Business Desk: Bangladeshi and Chinese firms have signed $13.6 billion in trade and investment deals on the sidelines of President Xi Jinping’s brief tour to Bangladesh, a trade group official said Saturday. The deals are in addition to $20 billion in loan agreements that the two governments signed on Friday, in a mark of Beijing’s growing ties with Dhaka, which is a very close ally of regional power India. The deals were signed after the FBCCI, Bangladesh’s top trade and business lobbyist group, and the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) organized a two-day tete-e-tete between business ...

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Bangladesh, China will sign over 25 MoUs, deals

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh and China will sign over 25 MoUs and deals which are expected to usher in a new chapter of greater collaboration between the two countries. Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali said this while briefing the media on Thursday afternoon on the visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping. The Chinese president, now in Cambodia, is due here on Friday morning. Dhaka is ready to show the highest level of honour and hospitality to the Chinese president. President Abdul Hamid will receive his Chinese counterpart on his arrival at 11:40am at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport amid a rousing ...

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